Facts

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Low Top

Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

Mid Top

Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

High Top

Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

Good to know

Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

Inspired from

Sports

Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

Casual

Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

Good to know

Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

Collection

Good to know

Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

Price
$100

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • In most Adidas Tubular Viral 2.0 reviews, users described the shoe as “extremely comfortable.” A few of them said the comfort was so high, they wore the shoes all day and every day.
  • Many reviewers called the shoe stylish and very smart to look at. They said it looks dressier than the average running shoe and can be worn with a variety of outfits.
  • Several buyers reported getting lots of compliments on their shoe.
  • A significant number reported that they found the shoe’s colors very trendy. Several specifically mentioned the pink colorway as a “beautiful shade of rose’ and mentioned that the color gives a pop to any dull outfit.
  • Purchasers of the Tubular Viral 2.0 found the shoe lightweight and breathable which, they noted, makes it perfect for running or walking around. One user added that it “feels like you are not wearing anything on your feet.”
  • Some testers said the Adidas low top looked excellently made.
  • One individual wrote that the shoe was well-balanced, which helped her run better than usual.
  • A consumer liked the shoe’s cushioned arch and thick soles.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The Adidas Tubular Viral 2.0 runs small according to several people who bought the shoe.
  • A number of buyers also reported that the shoe runs narrow. They said the shoe felt tight at the top and the front and they wished the shoe had a wide option.
  • The material of the shoe gets easily dirtied, a few complained. One purchaser said she tried everything to get the marks off her shoe, but the stain won’t be removed.

Bottom line

The Adidas Tubular Viral 2.0 is an excellent shoe that combines performance and function without neglecting the aesthetic side. It is light, breathable, and won’t look out of place in a smarter setting. Purchasers need only to note that the shoe runs small and narrow so they can make adjustments accordingly.


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Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 333 ratings

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2 star
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Adidas Tubular Viral 2.0 History

Nic Galway, Global Design VP of Adidas, wanted to create a new shoe out of something already within the Adidas’ repository of vintage shoes. He searched the archives and chose the Tubular, so named because of the outsole’s design which looks like car tire tubes. Adidas initially released the Tubular as a basketball trainer in the 80s but it never quite took off.

Galway and his team took the Tubular’s sole and worked on making a shoe that would be instantly recognizable based on its outline, spending hours and hours working with lasts. They added heel details reminiscent of the ZX Flux as well as welded overlays to the upper. The first Tubulars released in 2014.

Since its debut, the Tubular has seen many variations, making it one of Adidas’s most versatile line. The line includes high-cut Tubulars such as Tubular Doom, which combine sock and trainer for a distinctive silhouette; mid top Tubulars like the Tubular Defiant (a slim-silhouetted shoe with sharp edges),  and the Tubular Radial (has a high tongue and sock-like construction); and low top Tubulars like the Tubular Viral which feature an elastic strap across the forefoot, debossed leather heel, and stretch mesh fabric.

The Tubular Viral 2.0 did away with the Tubular Viral’s forefoot’s elastic strap and the diamond pattern at the heel. The shoe also utilized a lightweight matte mesh upper.

Adidas Tubular Viral 2.0 Style

Pair the Adidas Tubular Viral 2.0 with a tank top and leggings for your gym workout or with rolled jeans, a slim or fitted top, and a sharp jacket for casual Fridays.

Fit & Sizing

The Tubular Viral 2.0 is an exclusive-for-women model. Sizes available range from 5 to 11. The shoe has welded quarter overlays which give the shoe a more supportive and snug feel.

Notable Features

The distinctive and streamlined silhouette sets the Tubular Viral apart from other footwear along with the iconic Tubular sole.

Additional Info

  • Heel strap features the Adidas logo.
  • The midsole is made of EVA material for lightweight cushioning comfort.
  • It contains a mesh lining for breathability, EVA outsole, and welded quarter overlays.
  • Available in five colorways: Ice Pink, Linen Green, Black, White, and Utility Black